Author Topic: Minimalist carbon road shoes, a lockdown project  (Read 238 times)

Minimalist carbon road shoes, a lockdown project
« on: July 09, 2020, 08:28:47 am »
Much as many people were I was feeling down a while back so needed a project, having had custom speedskates made from a mold taken from my feet I fancied a go myself.

A few people already do this kind of method, most full custom creators do a similar version.

You take a female mold using plaster of paris bandages.
Make a positive plug in casting plaster of paris
Wet layup of the sole plate with a few layers
locate and bond down some threaded inserts
Add lots more carbon that you will trim down, basically between a "bathtub" wrapping up to the widest point of the feet and ballet shoes
Without bonding it to the base, make a upper over the toes and instep
Lots of trimming and sanding
Join the upper to the base on one side (I've hand sewn, but I may bond later, close with velcro straps)

I've got photos that I need to find a way to share, as this make little sense without them.